Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla to hold a virtual meet for discussion over rising cases of COVID-19

Lok Sabha speaker to hold a virtual meet on 19th of April, 2021 in order to discuss the situation of Covid-19 in India and the role of public representatives to curb it.

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla is going to chair a virtual meeting along with the presiding officers of the legislative bodies in the country as well as other leaders on the 19th of April 2021. The discussion over ‘prevailing Covid-19 situation and roles and responsibilies of public representatives’ will be held.

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi along with the opposition leaders as well will turn up in the meeting, as quoted by news agency ANI.

According to an official statement, “Apart from the presiding officers of the state legislature, minister of parliamentary affairs, chief whips and leaders of opposition in the state legislature will also join the virtual meeting,” as reported by ANI.

Furthermore, the reports issued by the Union Health Ministry, suggests that India has recorded over two lakh new  cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, which is the highest single-day spike till date.

The total number of Covid cases in India stands at 1, 40,74,564 with the number of active cases being 14,71,877. The situation has gone even nefarious in several states like Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, etc.

Due to the surging up of the Coronavirus cases, the National capital has even announced a weekend lockdown on Thursday. Though, a night curfew has already been in effect for recent weeks.

In addition to this, as the rising rates are getting intractable, CBSE has also promulgated the cancellation and postponement of class 10th and 12th board exams respectively, on Wednesday.

Despite vaccination, the second wave of the Coronavirus seems to take hold in the country at a swift pace. The Union Ministry has already mentioned that the second wave is even more detrimental and swift than that of the last year.

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